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Saturday October 21: Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG

Horse Thieves,
& Regicides:
Who Were Your Ancestors?
Fritz Juengling, PhD, AG

What's New?

  • Sept. Meeting Handouts & Videos – Presentation handouts now appear on their own page in the website's members-only section. And for the first time, SGGS will post videos of the presentation for one month on the same page. The videos are being edited and will soon be posted.
  • IGGP International Conference (July 28 - 30, 2017 in Minneapolis) – The very first international conference of the International German Genealogy Partnership was a huge success. Attendence of 700 exceeded expectations. In 2019, tha conference will take place in the Sacramento area, hosted by your very own SGGS with a lot of help from the other IGGP member societies. Over 850 photos of the conference were taken with the best posted on the IGGP page on this website. A short 9-minute video from the SGGS Aug. 22nd meeting is also posted.
  • GIACR Volume 20 Now Available! – Covers the second half of Missouri not including the city and county of St. Louis. For more information, scroll down this page to the GIACR article or go to page 118 of the January 2017 Der Blumenbaum.
  • New SGGS Organization Structure  – Click here to display SGGS' new organizational structure. It started with a bylaws change at the June 2016 annual membershp meetings with the detailed implementation plannng taking place at the Nov. 15 Strategic Planning Committee meeting. Click here to display that page.

GIACR Project

"This series is one of the most important, most professional, immigrant identification databases published in the last 100 years."
Publisher Lewis Bunker Rohrbach
Since 2005, Dr. Roger Minert and his group at Brigham Young University have been transcribing, indexing and publishing German-American church records in a series of volumes called German Immigrants in American Church Records [GIACR]. A current list is presented below
This table will be updated as new volumes become available.
On the shelf
at the Sacramento
FamilySearch Library
Available for purchase
and soon to be provided by
SGGS to the Sacramento
FamilySearch Library
Future Volumes
Vol. 1: Indiana
Vol. 2: Wisconsin Northwest
Vol. 3: Wisconsin Northeast
Vol. 4: Wisconsin Southwest
Vol. 5: Wisconsin Southeast
Vol. 6: Nebraska
Vol. 7: Iowa West
Vol. 8: Iowa Northeast
Vol. 9: Iowa Southeast
Vol. 10: Illinois North
Vol. 11: Illinois, Cook County
              and Chicago
Vol. 12: Illinois Central
Vol. 13: Illinois South
Vol. 14: Illinois St. Clair 
Vol. 15: Michigan, excluding
Vol. 16: Detroit, Part I
Vol. 17: Detroit, Part II
Vol. 18: Minnesota, North &
             South Dakota
Vol. 19: Missouri (excluding St. Louis city & county)
Received by SGGS on 2 Feb 2017 and will soon be provded to the FamilySearch Library on Eastern Ave.
Vol. 20: Missouri (excluding St. Louis city & county)
Expected late Summer 2017:
Vol. 21 & 22: St. Louis City & County
This project has been funded by Brigham Young University and some private donors. Unfortunately, said funding has lapsed beginning 2016. So last year SGGS provided a donation to help sustain their 2016 operation and appealed to readers of Der Blumenbaum to do the same. Click here to view a thank-you from the project staff. As volumes became available, SGGS has been purchasing one of each for the Sacramento FamilySearch Library (on Eastern Ave).
For SGGS members, more information can be found on page 11 of your July 2015 issue of Der Blumenbaum. But the donation instructions in that article turned out to be incorrect. If you would like to make a personal donation to this project, mail a check payable to "Religious Education BYU" to the following address. Be sure to also mention you're donating to the GIARC project.
Prof. Roger P. Minert
Provo, UT 84602-5669
Some GIACR volumes are sold by SGGS at its meetings. Online sources follow.
Click here for a list posted on GRT Publications.
Click here for Family Roots Publishing (expected to be the new supplier).
posted Oct 2016, rev 9 May 2017 rh

Interested in Helping SGGS?

Click here to visit the volunteer opportunities page.
Click here to visit the organizational structure page.

The current ‚ÄčDer Blumenbaum issue is Volume 35, Number 2 (Oct/Nov/Dec 2017).
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to display its
table of contents.

Upcoming Events
Oct 26
Bullion Bend: Confederate Stagecoach Robbers, Murder Trials & the California Supreme Court--Oh My!
Presented by Bill Cole, SGGS Vice-President.  A free, but ticketed event. To reserve a ticket go to:  "A riveting true story about events that unfolded from San Jose to Sacramento to Placerville. Bill, a relative of the perpetrators, dug deep into CA State Archives to uncover the full story! 
Oct 31
Reformationstag (Reformation Day) ~ 500th Anniversary Today
[Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen] The date of Reformation Day was based on the October 31, 1517 date when Dr. Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses against the sale of indulgences onto the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This year, there are celebrations commemorating the 500th Year Anniversary of the Reformation in many of the cities in which Luther lived or where significant life events occurred. 
Nov 1
Allerheiligen (All Saints Day)
[Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland] All Saints Day celebrates all the saints, known and unknown.